Edgewise

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All Music Guide - Peter Stepek
Vance Gilbert is no average folk singer. His Edgewise is on equally sure footing, whether he is rejuvenating a hoary Eagles song "Lying Eyes", melding country and rap, or singing love songs of either the tender or tortured variety. Presided over by the smooth production of Alain Mallet, which anchors the album in some places with percolating percussion and in others with jazzy guitars on one song provided by Tuck Andress and soaring background vocals by Patti Cathcart and Jonatha Brooke, Gilbert's songs address racism, growing older and the fires of joy and despair that burn beneath the calm faces strangers wear for one another. He is a storyteller of the first order, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Stepek
Vance Gilbert is no average folk singer. His Edgewise is on equally sure footing, whether he is rejuvenating a hoary Eagles song "Lying Eyes", melding country and rap, or singing love songs of either the tender or tortured variety. Presided over by the smooth production of Alain Mallet, which anchors the album in some places with percolating percussion and in others with jazzy guitars on one song provided by Tuck Andress and soaring background vocals by Patti Cathcart and Jonatha Brooke, Gilbert's songs address racism, growing older and the fires of joy and despair that burn beneath the calm faces strangers wear for one another. He is a storyteller of the first order, and Edgewise is a gem.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/1994
  • Label: Philo / Umgd
  • UPC: 011671115641
  • Catalog Number: 711156

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vance Gilbert Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (Nylon String)
Geoff Bartley Background Vocals
Catie Curtis Background Vocals
Marc Johnson Background Vocals
Duke Levine Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Hi String
Matt Glaser Violin
Ellis Paul Background Vocals
Laurie Goldsmith Background Vocals
Pamela Board Background Vocals
Paul Brian Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Jonatha Brooke Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jenny Burtis Background Vocals
Patti Cathcart Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Andre Dubose Background Vocals
Peter Eldridge Background Vocals
Steven Friedman Background Vocals
Marcus "Benjy" Johnson Background Vocals
Dana Lanculovic Violin
Amy Malkoff Background Vocals
Alain Mallet Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bif Mallet Background Vocals
Ann Miklich Violin
Dani Rimoni Viola
Tim Roberts Cello
Peri Smilow Background Vocals
John Svetkey Background Vocals
Ecnav Treblig Background Vocals
Kim Trusty Background Vocals
Ben Wittman Cymbals, Drums, Tom-Tom, Hi Hat
Barbara Kessler Background Vocals
Steve Friedman Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Alain Mallet Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Toby Mountain Mastering
Bob Patton Engineer
Coleman Rogers Engineer
Scott Alarik Liner Notes
Steve Friedman Digital Editing
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